Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Nepotism

Nepotism:  favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship

Etymology: French népotisme, from Italian nepotismo, from nepote nephew, from Latin nepot-, nepos grandson, nephew
First Known Use: 1670

Example: front page of "The Washington Examiner" for Nov. 16-17, 2012:

Local: "Dulles Board Abuse. Charges of nepotism ignored for years. p.4)
Tags: latin, n, noun, wordsmith: med_cat

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